The Warriors of Anbar by Ed Darack audiobook

The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda—the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War

By Ed Darack
Foreword by James E. Donnellan
Read by James Edward Thomas

Da Capo Press, Hachette Book Group 9780306922657

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781549128738

  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781549128714

  • Available on 01/07/2020

    ISBN: 9781549185328

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A riveting, edge-of-your seat account of how a battalion of Marines faced off against the most brutal of Al Qaeda at its most desperate and vicious moment--and how the Marines decisively crushed the terrorists When the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment ("2/3") arrived in the little-known "Haditha Triad" region of western Iraq's Al Anbar Province in September of 2006, the region exploded in a storm of terrorist violence. The most battle-hardened of Al Qaeda had fled to the Triad, and, taking their last, desperate gasps for survival after years of bloody war, lashed out at the battalion with everything they could muster. The Marines sent into this firestorm of violence immediately lunged into a complex, double-edged mission: crush Al Qaeda and help the locals rebuild their terrorist-smashed lives and homes. After months of grueling, fearsome battle--and the loss of twenty-three of their ranks--the warriors of 2/3 stood tall in victory. This is their incredible story. Warriors of Anbar is one of the greatest untold stories of modern war, one of grit, incredible courage, and utmost sacrifice. It is a story that illustrates the U.S. Marine Corps at its very finest.

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Author Bio: Ed Darack

Author Bio: Ed Darack

Ed Darack has authored four previous books, including Victory Point, which documents two historically pivotal military operations in eastern Afghanistan. It was chosen as a Book of the Year by the United States Naval Institute. Darack is the author of numerous articles on military issues for such publications as Smithsonian Air and Space, the Marine Corps Gazette, and Proceedings of the Naval Institute Press, among others. His photography has been used by National Geographic, Outside, the London Sunday Times, the BBC, Time, ABC, NBC, IBM, Volkswagen, and Bank of America, among many other editorial and corporate clients.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English